This is an open letter to all elected officials at the federal, state and local levels:
This year will represent countless opportunities to support small businesses and entrepreneurs everywhere.
As elected officials, the responsibility that comes with your position can not be understated, and we call on you to be vigilant in protecting free enterprise and our small business community.
The six cities in our region (Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Waddell and Youngtown) continue to experience uneven economic recovery, and countless businesses are still struggling to remain open.
The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and the small business community stand ready to help, we are resilient, and our elected leaders at all levels must take to bold steps to support a pro-business agenda that supports the entire business community.
The means restoring good governance, focusing on things that help businesses and not bring back excessive regulations, ordinances and taxes. Supporting a pro-business climate includes creating jobs, the equitable distribution of transportation tax dollars in Arizona, building our infrastructure, liability protections for businesses related to COVID-19 and fully funding local and state economic development entities/departments as outlined in our legislative agendas.
We look forward to working with you, as well as our 5,000-plus businesses in the northwest Valley. This year will provide new opportunities for the business community, and we need your help to do everything possible to unleash a robust economic recovery.
Your unbridled support of free enterprise fosters competition, which means that more companies open up, more innovation, more jobs, our quality-of-life increases, and our communities get stronger.
Private property, economic freedom, economic incentives, competitive markets, and the government’s limited role are the characteristics that define free enterprise.
We look forward to endorsing candidates based on their commitment to the free enterprise system.
Editor’s Note: Mr. Sada is the president and CEO of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce.